June 3rd, 2008
08:48 PM ET
7 years ago

Schneider: South Dakota Dems want joint ticket

  55 percent of South Dakota democrats would like to see Clinton as Obama’s running mate.
55 percent of South Dakota democrats would like to see Clinton as Obama’s running mate.

(CNN) – The hard-fought Democratic primary race is winding down, but the veepstakes are just starting to heat up. Do voters in the year’s final contests think Barack Obama – just a handful of delegates away from claiming the party’s presidential nomination – should pick rival Hillary Clinton as his running mate?

South Dakota’s Democrats seem to like the idea; according to early exit polls, 55 of them think Clinton should be on the ticket this fall, while 41 percent do not.

But the state’s Obama voters give the idea a thumbs-down: 56 percent say Obama should not offer Clinton the vice presidential slot, versus 40 percent that do.

Montana’s Democratic primary voters are more divided: nearly half, 49 percent, think Clinton should join Obama on a joint ticket – but 45 percent do not.


Filed under: Bill Schneider • Exit Polls
soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Please, Clinton Supporters

    I laugh at the comment above:

    "Clinton/Obama – yes we can
    Obama/Clinton – vote McCain"

    That represents that you're voting purely out of spite. That's childish and I hope you rethink your priorities, since they obviously aren't aligned with the country. I actually care about the damage a McCain presidency means.

    June 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. Derrick White

    no bad idea. i think john edwards should be the VP.

    June 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
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